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  The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbours as one living a pure life. A beautiful Japanese girl whose parents owned a food store lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered she was with child. This... continue...

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1. Leonard Cohen's tortured love affair with Zen Buddhism - Quartz

Quartz

Leonard Cohen's tortured love affair with Zen Buddhism
Quartz
Leonard Cohen was waiting for the miracle to come, and he waited half his life away. For three decades, the Jewish poet pop star studied Zen Buddhism. At 65, he finally saw small miracles. 'There was just a certain sweetness to daily life that began ...

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2. Documentary on Thich Nhat Hanh Showcases the Zen Way of Life - World Religion News

World Religion News

Documentary on Thich Nhat Hanh Showcases the Zen Way of Life
World Religion News
A documentary on Zen Buddhism under the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh called Walk With Me, seeks to show the world how the Zen community uses mindfulness and detachment from worldly possessions as tools in their spiritual endeavor to know the self ...



3. How Buddhism inspired Monet's masterpieces - Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar

How Buddhism inspired Monet's masterpieces
Lion's Roar
With all of this in mind, the curator of a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), “Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh, and More,” has come to regard the allegedly atheist Monet as Zen Buddhist — albeit informally, but ...

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4. Art of Japan and Tensho Shubun: Zen Buddhist Priest and High Culture of China - Modern Tokyo Times

Modern Tokyo Times

Art of Japan and Tensho Shubun: Zen Buddhist Priest and High Culture of China
Modern Tokyo Times
The Middle Kingdom of China impacted greatly on Japanese high culture and this enabled new ideas, fusions, and to highlight the subtle and unique differences of indigenous culture. Tensho Shubun, a Zen Buddhist priest who was born in the late ...



5. Steve Jobs and the Rediscovery of Zen - Nippon.com

Steve Jobs and the Rediscovery of Zen
Nippon.com
Suzuki Daisetsu (D.T. Suzuki), whose English-language books and essays brought Zen Buddhism to the attention of Westerners. Zen Buddhism is a sect of Mahayana Buddhism that focuses on the attainment of spiritual enlightenment through meditation.



6. Fighting fire with Zen at Tassajara - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Fighting fire with Zen at Tassajara
San Francisco Chronicle
Being at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in the summer and the fall is being with fire, or at least co-existing with the possibility that a sudden fire could sweep through these rugged hills east of Big Sur and devour this historic Buddhist monastery and ...



7. Commentary: Are all Buddhists atheists? - KALW

Commentary: Are all Buddhists atheists?
KALW
21 story, "Some, None or Done: A Zen Atheist," listeners discussed whether Buddhism is theistic or non-theistic. We asked John Nelson, a scholar of religion who serves on The Spiritual Edge's academic advisory committee, to help us understand the issue:.

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8. Zen Becoming Western: A Reflection on Boundless Way Zen on the Occasion of Dr James Cordova's Dharma ... - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Zen Becoming Western: A Reflection on Boundless Way Zen on the Occasion of Dr James Cordova's Dharma ...
Patheos (blog)
And Josh's influence is born, in part, from his ongoing exploration of the role of nondual faith, true entrusting, and deep acceptance in Zen, informed by his study of Shin Buddhism with Tai and Mark Unno, as well as his editorial work with scores of ...



9. Some, None or Done: A Zen Atheist - KALW

Some, None or Done: A Zen Atheist
KALW
Hinduism and Buddhism have many deities, but they are not necessary for being an adherent. So it is possible to be an atheist adherent. This sounds very strange to us in the West, where Christian belief hinges on a belief in its god. A better term for ...




 



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